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“Gem off the market” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Papitu

Restaurante Papitu
Passatge de la Virreina, 1 | Raval, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
+34 677 540 419
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Ranked #4,239 of 6,910 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: El Raval
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gem off the market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Just outside the Boqueria this little restaurant delights. We stumbled onto it and followed the recommendations of our no-none sense yet delightful waitress. She reminded us of our Spanish grandmother. Even with pretty good Spanish language skills we weren't quite sure what we ordered. But it was grand. A seafood sampler and tempura zucchini blossom, and traditional bacalao. We also liked that we were the only tourists. For a more authentic experience and great cuisine, we recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
537 reviews 537 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 144 cities Reviews in 144 cities
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
“Very Local and Good Alternative to the Bars in the Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Not a lot of English spoken here which speaks to the authenticity of the small al fresco cafe immediately next to the Boqueria market. Also seemed to be mostly locals sitting with us another good sign! Great fresh tapas and paella. Cold beer and good selection of local wines by the glass. Our hotel concierge sent us to the market as a way of escaping the tourist rubbish of the Ramblas. It was a great choice. Amazing market, very local - lots of counter gars to eat and drink at. Lunchtime was standing room only so come early or later.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roseville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Authentic tapas in the heart of it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had a lunch of the most amazing fresh tapas while watching those coming and going from La Boqueria just next door. The best, freshest tapas were presented. The other diners were mostly Spanish which I always take as a good sign when aboard. The bill was nominal and the experience itself was priceless. Highly recommend after a stroll through La Boqueria!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“An excellent alternative to the food stalls in Boqueria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Guided to this place by a stall-owner in Boqueria as the famed El Quim was closed for a family dinner. Situated in a little plaza to the right of the market as you enter from La Rambla, it serves great tapas in an outdoor setting with excellent, friendly service. Although hesitant in English, the staff try their best and with a combination of Spanish, English and French, we were able to get ourselves understood! We enjoyed razor clams, regular clams and mussels cooked in a mustard based sauce. Stewed lamb was excellent - do depend on their wait staff for their recommendations as they have daily specials. This was a great find and it was just a few steps away from the sometimes overwhelming crowds at Boqueria.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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“Great Time, Great Food, Great Location, AMAZING STAFF!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My wife and young son(2.5) were looking for an easy restaurant around the Ramblas that didn't happen to be a tourist trap and we lucked out with Papitu. The food was good, albeit a little pricey, but the service was outstanding. The waiter and the bartender enjoyed playing with my son and made the evening completely enjoyable. We had mojito's to drink and they were possibly they best we've ever had. Overall this was a great experience and it opened our eyes to how truly wonderful the Spanish are.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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